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This is going in one of my top 3 hikes so far this summer. I loved the trail, the trees, the quartz and the rock formations. The view is SO worth it. It was awesome to see Mansfield from a totally different angle.

pretty nice trail great views ar the top. signage is slightly cryptic but we found our way. to access trail from north parking lot u must use part of a multi use trail that is fairly overgrown but easy to follow.

16 days ago

Very nice day hike — varied views along the way, peaceful place.

The view at the top is what gives this trail a 4 star. Otherwise a bit more like a stroll through the woods

Moderate for the youngins maybe but if you are mid 50s and in decent shape it is a challenge, especially closer to the summit. Especially if it's raining on the way down as it was today, the rocks and tree roots can be very slippery on the uppermost section. As some have already noted the trail markings are inadequate, particularly on the way down, and can easily be missed late in the day. We lost the trail twice and had to hike back up to re- find it. It's a good 90 minutes ascending (114 floors height equivalent on our tracker) and 10 kms round-trip. You cross not less than 5 streams in the lower section and there are spectacular rock formations in the upper section. We couldn't appreciate the view because it was obscured by rain clouds and fog. We only crossed paths with one other group on the way up and on the way down a hiker two weeks into his Long Trail sojourn. Finding the entrance was tricky. Take Beals Hill rd. off Rte 109 (bear right at the old white school house) until it becomes Codding Hill rd. about 6 kms. keep going to the end even when you think you are on private property. some guides say to take Codding Hill rd. from Rte 109 but the day we went the covered bridge was closed and we had to ask at the post office nearby for an alternate route.

26 days ago

Beautiful easy hike today with my 4 year old and 8 year old. The climb to the top was the only challenging part of this hike, but was relatively short and the views at the top were amazing.

A nice hike today with friends. Trail was wet especially near the top. Lots of interesting rock formations and streams. View was really beautiful and we took the time to go up to the summit. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Easy loop around a nice series of waterfalls, Very popular spot, so expect company.

This trail is very easy as you can drive most of the way durring the summer time. This trail would be excellent for young kids ( perhaps 4 and up)

1 month ago

This is an extremely easy hike for a family just beginning. Gorgeous views of a flowing river and waterfalls. Lots of fun places for kids to explore and play.

1 month ago

Seriously fun trail! The 1st mile is both very pretty as well as fairly strenuous depending on your pace. Great work out for those looking for a good out and back trail. The pond itself is very pretty. Take time to explore the waterfalls but be careful.

Quick to the summit if you drive up the top of the road. Steep but stair like boulders lead the way. Worth the short hike if you find yourself near. Would like to visit fall and winter

Like other's have said, it's possible to get off track of the trail for a bit but nothing you can't figure out. When you get to the lookout, I would recommend taking your break, lunch, etc, there. We continued onto the summit hoping to have a more exposed view, but there was no view at all, so definitely recommend making the Laraway Lookout the "end point" (although the walk to the summit was fun terrain, but muddy!!)


Wonderful trail.

First half is very steep - for me, the moderate rating was a little misleading with respect to the difficulty of the first half.

Still and all, when it levels out, the overall moderate rating is probably right.

Very peaceful - I was there from about 900am-1130am and didn’t see another human.

Highly recommend but don’t underestimate that climb on the first half.

2 months ago

Trail is a moderate hike, definitely want waterproof shoes as trails are quite muddy near the start and top of the trail. Excellent place to take dogs! Recommend parking before reaching the creek/bridge. Low cars will bottom out trying to go over. Trails are marked, however just pay attention sometimes they are hard to seek. The summit doesn’t have much to any view however the lookout it is quite beautiful!

Hiked on May 19th

4 months ago

I went during our winter in April weekend and it was absolutely beautiful with the trees frozen and the hint of snow covering it. Arriving at the bridge about 1/4 mile or so up was great due to the higher water level, the stream and falls were stunning. *About another 1/4 to .5 of a mile up, you have to cross the stream and there is no bridge. The water was to high for me to even attempt to cross it due to the rocks being icy.* I had to obviously turn around. It would be great if a foot bridge could be built over that crossing point. Overall, a great peaceful hike. I will definitely be back.

Pretty easy until the last quarter of a mile, nice views at the top.

5 months ago

For the southern VT Marlboro Hogback: Temperatures were mild so we took the family out for an afternoon hike. Kids are 10-8-6. We went out Douglas to Link and over Little Hogback and then up to summit of Hogback in about 1:20 moving at a pretty slow pace for the little ones in the snow. We came back on White loop and back to the parking for a total time of about 2:10. No major vistas from the summits but plenty of variety in vegetation along the way was nice. Trail markings were generally good. It was a little thin on top of Little Hogback. Will go back again in summer.

6 months ago

Gorgeous area, very limited views however (even in the winter).

Came in November. Beautiful and no none there. Perfect.

9 months ago

First time up Owls Head and enjoyed the beautiful views.

10 months ago

Beautiful vistas! Hike is a little tougher than expected but worth it. Slippery rocks when weather is wet, just be cautious. Hiking poles recommended if you are shaky on descents.

Nice trail to walk with kids. Saw lots of turtles.

Nice trail to walk with kids. Saw lots of turtles.

11 months ago

Great short hike..quick little trip south on the Long Trail from route 125. Lake was very peaceful with great areas for sunning yourself

Great little hike but I was turned off by the hordes of tourists at the viewing area who did not complete the hike but just popped out of their bus and cars and made their way straight to the viewing area. Would love to revisit to some exploring in peace and quiet.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

We clocked this as 6 miles round trip . The end is massive rocks and can be slippery . At The beginning the forest is beautiful with streams to cross . Gradual climb . Might not be for young children or newbies due to the rocks you climb over at the end. This trail at the parking lot is also marked as: Codding Hollow , part of the long trail .
No where is it mentioned as laraway mountain .
Once you get Onto codding hollow road from the main road follow white arrows that say long trail . It will lead you to parking lots ; parking lots : one on right this is the one marked codding hollow and further up after the small bridge there is a parking lot on the left , also that's at the start of the trail .
Will do it again.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Nice trail, but tougher than anticipated. The first half seems relentlessly uphill. The wet and rocky parts near the top were definitely tricky with a little one in a hiking carrier. Should've brought the hiking poles!

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